Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thinking of you, Feb 29, 2016

Well, happy leap year!! I am currently in San Francisco…..wish you were here!! Great to walk about in the relative warmth and enjoy the sights! For those of you in one of the “concrete” modules, I was across the Bay … Continue reading

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Between the tasks, Feb 22, 2016

I will not be teaching for the next few weeks, and because this blog is primarily a “teaching” tool – a way that I try to engage you, the students in the tasks at hand, I sometimes find it hard … Continue reading

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Furniture and Accessories,Feb 15, 2016

In the last post, I reviewed the construction and the installation of the panel door. Today, we removed the door, constructed another drawer and installed it (so now there are two drawers). The question is: what do we do with … Continue reading

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Furniture and Accessories, Feb 15, 2015

We are moving toward the final few days of the module…today we put a panel door together, and after installing the hinges, mounted it on the carcasses. To review, we stared with the stiles cut to measure for length, and … Continue reading

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Interesting technology, Feb 8, 2016

I was reading the Gazette over the past weekend and was curious to see this article about energy use and efficiency in a “standard” residential construction that might peak your interest too. A power house: Ordinary looking home generates 30 … Continue reading

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Soundproofing, Feb 7, 2016

A little off topic here in that this has nothing to do with “Furniture and Accessories”! However, I just read something pretty interesting that does deal extremely¬†well with something we are supposed to teach you: soundproofing. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Furniture and Accessories, Quiz #2 review, Feb 6, 2016

As promised, here is a list of topics we have discussed and you should be familiar with for the quiz on Monday. -Plastic laminate – composition and use, methods of assembly, cutting and installation -Countertops and their construction and installation, … Continue reading

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Bluebirds revisited #2, Feb 5, 2016

In this post, I will tell the story of the actual assembly of the boxes with the young students. We paired an adult CVCEC student with one of the grade 5’s so that we had 19 pairs of mentors/learners. ¬†The … Continue reading

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Bluebirds revisited # 1, Feb. 4, 2016

I know I have discussed Bluebird nest boxes in the past, but it seems to be a recurring topic! Why? Well, because Bluebird nest boxes are a small, compact and versatile project for learning and sharing. Not only is there … Continue reading

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Furniture……Feb 4, 2016

For those of you who asked here is a partial list of topics that will be on the quiz tomorrow: Dado Saw kerf Rabbet Finger joints Mortise and tenon joints vs biscuits Jointing procedures Kickback on the table saw Planning … Continue reading

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